The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart.

Maurice Béjart’s compelling staging of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been enchanting audiences worldwide since its inception and its idea of universal brotherhood remains highly topical. “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (All men will be brothers) is the powerful message communicated by the unforgettable music and choreography. From the stage of the NHK Hall in Tokyo 250 dancers and musicians send this message out into the world. “It is a ‘manifestation’, in the deepest sense of the word.” Maurice Béjart. This performance of Maurice Béjart’s “Ninth Symphony” has been performed at the NHK Hall, Tokyo on the 8th & 9th of November, 2014. It is the very first recording for TV and DVD!

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, conductor Béjart Ballet Lausanne & The Tokyo Ballet, Ritsuyukai Choir; Kristin Lewis, soprano; Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano; Kei Fukui , tenor; Alexander Vinogradov, bass; Gil Roman, narrator; Jean-Bruno Meier, percussion; Thierry Hochstätter, percussion Maurice Béjart, choreography & staging, Gil Roman, artistic director, Fukiami Kuriyama, chorus master.

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